Khan Academy is a nonprofit education technology organization with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.  Over 15 million learners, teachers, and parents around the world use Khan Academy each month.


We are looking for a General Counsel who will oversee all legal issues at Khan Academy, with a primary focus on managing our global privacy and data security program; other secondary responsibilities will include structuring agreements with strategic partners and providing overall legal guidance to the senior leadership team, with the possible assistance from external pro-bono partners.  Reporting into the CFO, the General Counsel will need to balance privacy & data security expertise with an in-depth understanding of Khan Academy in order to come up with solutions that best meet the needs of students, parents, teachers, and districts / schools.


Come join a team that is passionate about shaping the future of education!  Our team includes people from academia and from high tech companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Mozilla, Microsoft, Pixar,  Intuit, and tiny startups. We’re a growing team of 150+, located primarily in Mountain View, CA with many remote workers around the US and the world.  



  • Establish & manage Khan Academy’s global privacy and data security program to minimize risk and promote compliance with applicable laws & regulations in the US and abroad
  • Develop & maintain effective policies, procedures, & supporting documentation to demonstrate compliance
  • Build & maintain program for how we safely & securely handle personal information of our users both in the US and abroad
  • Advise product teams on how to address privacy & security requirements in the design of our products
  • Advise marketing & partnerships team on behavioral tracking and data sharing policies & practices
  • Stay on top of changes in privacy / data security laws & regulations, and proactively evaluate implications for Khan Academy & how to address
  • Engage with policy makers, regulatory authorities, & districts / schools on privacy issues
  • Lead incident management as needed, including identifying best practices & collaborating with internal stakeholders to resolve issues
  • Partner with business development team on negotiating & drafting strategic partnership agreements
  • Advise CEO, COO, and Senior Leadership team on key legal issues for the company



  • 10+ years of experience dealing with privacy, security, & data protection issues in a technology environment
  • Extensive knowledge and experience analyzing and applying federal & state laws related to privacy and data protection such as COPPA.  Working knowledge of international privacy laws
  • Outstanding strategic thinking & business acumen with the ability to balance principles & data along with judgment to solve for what’s best for Khan Academy & our users
  • Demonstrated leadership & creative problem solver with a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to tackle challenging problems in an innovative manner
  • A willingness to get into the details, roll up your sleeves, & help the team get the work done; manage various pro-bono partners on many of the general legal issues Khan Academy faces
  • Exceptional written, verbal, & interpersonal communication skills, including helping non-experts understand applicable regulations & requirements and influencing cross-functional leaders
  • Deep experience structuring & negotiating partnership agreements
  • Bias for action & desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative & team-oriented working style
  • Passion for education & a desire to make a difference
  • JD and technology experience required. Degrees and/or certificates in Data Security and/or Privacy preferred. International experience a plus



We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team well!

  • Highly competitive salaries and annual bonuses
  • Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time
  • Delicious catered lunch daily plus tons of snacks and beverages
  • The opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education
  • Great location: walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View
  • Awesome team events and weekly board game nights
  • The ability to improve real lives
  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant
  • Oh, and we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life


  • Attach your resume below



We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.


Apply for this Job
* Required
File   X
File   X

Share this job: